Mannevillette, d'Apres

Antique nautical chart of the Bangka or Banca Strait

Plan du Detroit de Banca with Petit Plan du Detroit a L'Este de Banca

DESCRIPTION: Antique nautical chart of the Detroit du Banca or Bangka Strait from 1775 by Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis D’ Après de Mannevillette (1707 – 1780). Inset chart of a smaller strait between the Isle de Sel and part of Biliton Island or Belitung Island. That strait lies approximately 70 miles to the east of south Bangka Island.

The map is particularly interesting historically as it incorporates paste-over corrections to the eastern portion of the Isle de Banca with the previously charted coastline still faintly visible beneath the corrections. According to a pasted note at bottom left, the pasted corrections to the northeast of Bangka Island were based on the observations of M. Crozet. Julien Crozet was second in command during the French expedition of Marion De Fresne to Tasmania, New Zealand, and the South Pacific, sailing in 1771. Crozet assumed command of the expedition after the voyage's commander, Marion De Fresne, and 26 crew members were killed by the Maori Ngare Raumati tribe off the coast of New Zealand in June 1772.

Bangka Strait is the narrow body of water that separates the island of Sumatra from the Indonesian island of Bangka. Bangka is one of the world's most important tin-producing areas.

Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette
(1707 - 1780 )

Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette was born in Le Havre, a significant port city in Normandy, which undoubtedly influenced his maritime career. Le Havre's status as a major port for trade and exploration during the 18th century would have provided a young Mannevillette with ample exposure to the sea and navigation, likely sparking his interest in hydrography.

Stamped "41." in red . Page number 32.

D'Après de Mannevillette was a French sailor, hydrographer, and cartographer. He is best known for his extensive work on maritime charting, particularly in the Indian Ocean and the seas around Asia. His most famous work is the "Le Neptune Oriental," a comprehensive atlas of the Eastern seas, which was first published in 1745 and later expanded in subsequent editions.

He likely traced his roots to the commune of Mannevillette, a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of northern France. Characterized by its picturesque landscapes and traditional Norman architecture, this small but historically rich area embodies the rural charm and cultural heritage of Normandy.

CREATOR: Mannevillette, d'Apres



BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Solid on heavy laid paper. Some browning at the margins. Watermarked paper.



SIZE: 13 " x 19 "


PRICE: $250


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